August 19, 2013


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Re-enactor Ken Hamilton explains native life in the Berwick area during the late 1600s at a presentation at South Berwick’s Counting House Museum. This year’s event will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, rain or shine.

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Nominees may be advocates, educators, leaders, role models, promoters of breast health or promoters of women's issues. Professionals should be nominated for efforts that go above and beyond the scopes of their jobs. 

Groups may be businesses, clubs, families, or others who work together to make a difference.

This year's winners will be honored at the 16th Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Month Award Tea on Oct. 1 in Augusta.

Nominees must be Maine residents.  

Nomination forms can be downloaded at  

Nominations must be postmarked by Friday and mailed to Terry Baker, American Cancer Society, One Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 300, Topsham, ME 04086.


Fair Saturday includes rides, pancake breakfast, car show

The New Gloucester Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at the New Gloucester Fairgrounds, at 106 Bald Hill Road.

Besides music, food and lots of crafters, some other festivities will include a pancake breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. and Summit Adventure Rides from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

There will be a huge car show, antique tractors on display and a snowmobile expo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Big Red Fire Truck, Backwoods Farm animals and pony rides will be taking place from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

Admission and parking are free, but donations will be gratefully accepted. 

No smoking and no dogs, please. 

Held rain or shine. 

For a complete list of events and times, go to


Bicycle parade and other fun at reading progam finale

Vose Library, 392 Common Road, will cap its Summer Reading program with a grand finale celebration from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.

There will be bicycle drawings, summer reading prizes, activities and snacks. Attendees can participate in making hats, wands and bike decorations.

Children may bring their bikes and wagons to participate in a mini Bike Parade. 

Bicycle adjustments and safety checks will be conducted by the Maine Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Education Program.

Attendees are reminded  to turn in their summer reading log for chances to enter the bicycle drawings. 

The program is free and open to the public. Call 785-4733.


Come make Russian folk art at workshop at St. George's

Traditional Russian artist and lecturer Marina Forbes will offer a workshop on the rich Russian folk traditions of Matryoshka (wooden nested doll) painting from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at St. George's Episcopal Church. The family event is appropriate for ages 6 through adult. 

Participants will hear the story of the Matryoshka doll and will learn about her traditional Russian dress and customs. Traditional Russian painting techniques and floral and berry designs are also introduced.

The goal is to produce a finished piece of Russian folk art on wood.

Throughout the workshop, students will be listening to traditional Russian music, and, during a brief break from the painting, there will be a demonstration of a few steps from a traditional Russian dance.  

To pre-register or for more details, call Forbes at (603) 332-2255 or e-mail


Primo Cubano band to play at library concert Thursday

The Thomas Memorial Library's final outdoor summer concert will feature lively Cuban dance music by the band Primo Cubano from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday on the library's front lawn at 6 Scott Dyer Road. 

In the event of rain, the concert will be moved indoors.

For more details, go to


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